BMW M340i G20 – New Photos, debut at LA Auto Show

3-Series | October 2nd, 2018 by 15
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While no live photos are available today, we wanted to give you one more BMW M340i photo gallery made available by BMW. Without a doubt, …

While no live photos are available today, we wanted to give you one more BMW M340i photo gallery made available by BMW.

Without a doubt, the most exciting model of the new G20 family is the M Performance tuned BMW M340i. While the car was strangely missing from the Paris Motor Show, the topic of the top dog in the 3 Series family came up quite often.

What we know so far is that that BMW M340i G20 brings some extreme – some may say sporty – design cues. For instance, its front fascia is replete with styling lines and dramatic flares, especially in the middle. Also, its grilles feature a new mesh pattern, similar to that of the new Z4, rather than traditional vertical slats. And no, BMW says it cannot be replaced on the M340i.

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Under its hood lies a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine that makes 382 hp (374 hp in Europe) and 369 lb-ft of torque. That makes it equally as powerful as the new Z4 and makes both of those cars the most powerful non-M, six-cylinder BMWs. When paired with its as-standard eight-speed automatic and optional xDrive all-wheel drive (rear-wheel drive is standard), the M340i can hit 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, barely any slower than the F80 BMW M3.

It also comes with an e-differential for some great driving dynamics, grip and fun.

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No word on pricing for the BMW M340i but expect it to start in either the very high $40,000-range or even in the low $50,000-range.

While no live photos are available today, we wanted to give you one more gallery made available by BMW. The world debut is schedule for LA Auto Show in November, so we should see some M340i coverage sometimes in November.

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